Ballard Food Bank opened its new facility at 1400 NW Leary Way in October 2021. | Photo via Ballard Food Bank
Maybe you have some extra time on your hands, or maybe you’re just in the giving spirit. All we know is there are more than enough great causesin Seattle to support with your time.
Whether you’re an animal lover, an artsy type, a natural mentor, or a healthcare enthusiast — there’s a nearby volunteer opportunity for you. Here are 35 ways to get involved in the Emerald City.
If you want to help your neighbors in need ❤️
Ballard Food Bank | After relocating to a brand new facility, the food bank has increased its capacity, and hopes to find food baggers, packagers, van drivers, and mail desk support.
Food Lifeline | This hunger relief organization partners with 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, making it one of the biggest in Western Washington. Volunteers can help the engine run by overseeing daily inventory and production.
The outdoorsy types 🍁
Arboretum Foundation | The organization behind one of Seattle’s most treasured green spaces does everything from grounds maintenance to fund-raising. Volunteers are usually needed in the Garden Stewards program.
If you want to stay in your home 🏡
Pike Place Foundation | No need to throw any fish. The group that supports businesses, farmers, and the market community as a whole has a need for tech savvy individuals to help with the website, data entry, or social media management.
Seattle Makers | From metalworking to 3-D printing, cosplay design, and more, the creative community hub in Wallingford is always on the hunt for knowledgeable teachers.
Sawhorse Revolution | This group pairs student builders with pro carpenters and architects to work on projects like tiny homes for the community. It continually looks for skilled individuals to join the guerrilla-like team.
Thanksgiving on the Rooftop | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 1-7 p.m. | Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, 1415 Fifth Ave., Seattle | $15-$45 | Items on the special holiday menu include butternut hummus, wild mushroom gnocchi, and salt-crusted prime rib.
Friday, Nov. 25
Blue Man Group | Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 27 | 8 p.m. | Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle | $35-$95 | Everyone’s favorite kinetic performance troupe graces Seattle with its colorful presence.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” | Friday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Nov. 26 | 8 p.m. | Village Theatre - Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah | $43-$98 | The classic fairytale gets accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra.
Saturday, Nov. 26
27th Annual Magic in the Market | Saturday, Nov. 26 | 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St., Seattle | Free | The Market halls will be decked with boughs of holly and more for this fest featuring carolers, eggnog, shopping, and lots of warm spirit.
Sunday, Nov. 27
The Head And The Heart | Sunday, Nov. 27 | 5 p.m. | Easy Street Records & Cafe, 4559 California Ave SW, Seattle | Free | Pre-order a copy of “Every Shade of Blue” on vinyl to check out the band’s live show at Easy Street.
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Happy Thanksgiving. However you celebrate, make today a day of rest, reflection, and community. We here at SEAtoday are thankful for our city, and the fact that there’s always plenty to talk about.
Ready for a juicy rivalry game? The annual Apple Cup between the UW Huskies and WSU Cougarskicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 on ESPN. This is the cup’s 114th edition — the Huskies have won 74 of the contests dating back to 1900. 🍎 (My Northwest)
This is certainlyclicky. According to recent census data, South Lake Union has the highest concentration of tech workers in King County, with 57% of its residents in the industry. Not surprisingly, Redmond — right near the Microsoft campus — is right on SLU’s tail at No. 2. 💻 (Seattle Times)
Something to chew on — two of Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants for 2022 are in the Seattle area. Bainbridge Island’s Seabird came in at No. 12 (praised for its next-level veggie dishes), while TOMO in White Center landed at No. 30 for the strength of its “eclectic” food and vibe. 🍽️ (Esquire)
Medina’s 114-year-old “green building” is getting a new tenant. Boutique grocer Kitchen & Market plans to open next spring with a selection of pantry items, meal kits, and prepared foods. The previous business, Medina Market, closed in October after 11 years. (Seattle Times)
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